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Week Beginning 6 February 2017

We look forward to welcoming the students back on Monday 6 February and hope that everyone had an enjoyable Chinese New Year.


  • Please note that there will be no ECAs on Tuesday 21 or Thursday 23 February due to Parent Teacher Conferences.  BISCAP and Swimming will not be affected.
  • Uniform:  Now that it is colder in the mornings please remember that children should not be wearing leggings, boots or hoodies.  They should be wearing school jumpers/cardigans/fleeces and NOT non-uniform versions.  Information is available on the Primary Parent Handbook on the website.


This week the children will be completing their diary entries about the Silk Road. The children will look closer at the book ‘Father’s Road’, a story about a boy and father who journey across the Silk road from Xi’an to Constantinople. The children will use techniques used by the author to describe the journey as well as building on our grammar work to write their diary entries correctly. The children will be improving their work and publishing it for our wall display!


Diary entries, colloquial language, irregular verbs, past participle, first person


This week we shall be looking at measures, working on word problems involving all three measures, decimals and converting between metric measures. The children will be introduced to some imperial measures in common use today and, with conversion rates given, will solve problems involving equivalence and comparions between metric and imperial units.


Weight, mass, length, volume, capacity, litre, gram, metre, milli- centi- kilo-, deci- pound ounce, mile, gallon, pint


This week the children will attempt to read and draw maps of a variety of scales using symbols and pictures. The maps will be used to help to sequence the start and end points of the Silk Road in relation to East and West. We will be tracing the routes and trying to evaluate why those routes have been chosen.

During the week children will try to answer the following questions;

What was traded?

When did trading begin?

What was the route?

Why was it called Silk road?

How does it work?


East, West, Trade, compass route, Dunhuang, Xi’an, Lanzhou, Hami, Turpan, Kashgar


This week the children are moving onto our coding unit. They will create a game, moving objects around the screen by accessing and changing their parameters. The children will also combine their knowledge of coordinates, conditional events, random numbers and variables together in code to create a bird game. They will create an app that uses a different way of scoring.


Random, numbers, property, objects, variable, location, events


This week the children will be discussing how to tackle problems that they may encounter in the playground. The children will discuss how to identify problems and will think of strategies to help solve them. We will discuss and share different scenarios that may arise and will share suggestions about how to solve problems peacefully.


Peaceful problem solving, listening, understaning others, sharing, recognising emotions and behaviours


Y5 C1

Topic: Occupations

We will be learning of how to do shopping in Chinese and do the role-play about this topic.

Homework: Paper sheet the topic

Y5 C2

Topic: We will continue  learning sentence pattern of Lesson. 12“ Eating Out”

Students will learn different measuring words.

Homework: Finish worksheet

Y5 C3

Topic: Lesson 4-Weather-Text 2

This week students will learn how to talk about weather in Shanghai

Homework: Weather report

Y5 C4

Topic:  Lesson 7-Family Memebers-Text 2 -Continued

Student will be able to talk about  family members with others.

Homework: Worksheets

Y5 MND05CN              


家庭作业: 抄写本课生词。


Year 5  Spanish -  Ms Watson

The students will continue to learn about hobbies. This will lead into talking and asking about preferences. More focus this term will be on the correct pronunciation of the more challenging phonics in Spanish.

Year 5/6   Spanish - Ms Caldwell

After the holidays, we will be learning more vocabulary for adjectives.  We will then use these to build sentences in order to describe both items and people.
There is no homework this weekend due to the Chinese New Year holiday.

Year 5/6  Spanish -  Ms Martinez

After the holidays, we will continue learning about vocabulary relating to sports and leisure activities.
There is no homework this weekend due to the Chinese New Year holiday.

Year 5 / 6 French – Ms De Borger

After the holidays, we will continue to work on our video presentation of our school.

There is no homework this weekend due to the Chinese New Year holiday.

Year 5/6 French - Ms Rae    

After the holiday, we will be continuing with the Baby Elephant story.

There is no homework this weekend due to the Chinese New Year holiday.

Year 5/6 Native French – M. Valente

La première semaine après les vacances, nous commencerons à travailler sur des petites rédactions, avec l’aide du dictionnaire. Il n’y a pas de devoirs pendant les vacances.

Year 5/6 Native German – Ms. Brannasch

Nachdem die Testergebnisse individuell besprochen wurden, haben wir verschiedene Wortspiele wie Tabu, Galgenmännchen, Stadt-Land-Fluβ gespielt sowie in der Bibliothek neue Bücher ausgeliehen. Die Kinder sollen in der Ferienwoche hoffentlich die Zeit haben um zu lesen und in ihren Lesetigerheften zu schreiben oder zu zeichnen.

Year 5/6 Native Spanish  – Ms Garcia

Después de las vacaciones, trabajaremos las palabras con prefijos y la hache intercalada, y los adjetivos demostrativos. No hay deberes para las vacaciones. Os deseamos una felices fiestas, hasta pronto.



We starten deze week met de Cito-toetsen die we over ruim twee weken zullen spreiden. In KS2 nemen we de AVI-leestesten af en de toetsen begrijpend lezen, spelling en woordenschat. De leerlingen kunnen voor de toetsen leren. In de lessen Nederlands zijn ze voorbereid.

We werken ook verder aan ons Blijspel. De leerlingen herschrijven de Middeleeuwse verhalen van ‘Karel en Elegast’ en ‘Reynaert de Vos’ tot een blijspel. Deze week richten we ons op de personages en  hun vaak symbolische rol.